The Bible in Two Minutes

Here is a quick overview of the Bible in two minutes.

Here is the full text:

In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.
God, then, created man in His image for His purpose and glory.
Satan tempted them, and they disobeyed God. The sin and evil separated humankind from God.
But God made a promise of a redeemer and the rest of the Bible points to Christ the redeemer.

God called Abraham to believe Him and be the father of the nation of Israel.
The Israelites went into Egypt to survive a famine and were later enslaved there.

God chose Moses to deliver Israel from slavery and lead the nation out of Egypt.Moses received God’s law for His people.

God appointed a man after His own heart, David, to be Israel’s king.

David loved God and prepared to build God’s temple.
Israel disobeyed and rejected God, so He let other nations again capture His people.

God loves the world and sent His only Son, Jesus Christ, as God and man to the world.
Jesus is the world’s long-awaited Savior that God had promised since man fell into sin.
Jesus died on the cross to pay the penalty for sins, and He resurrected from the dead.
We can now come to God through Jesus Christ and no longer be separated from Him. Jesus is the only way to God!
Jesus gives eternal life to all those who believe in Him

Many people spread the Good News of Jesus Christ throughout the world, including Peter, Paul, and John. Peter testified of Jesus to the Jewish people.
Paul testified to the rest of the world and helped establish churches. Paul wrote: Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me.

John loved the Lord and talked much about how to receive eternal life..
Jesus will come again and bring His people into His eternal Kingdom where they will live with God forever. This final heavenly place is called the New Jerusalem.

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The Earth is the Lord’s

Psalms 24:1. The earth is the Lord’s, and the fulness thereof; the world, and they that dwell therein.

Masada Israel

Masada Israel

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Why Man was Created by God

Sometimes it is hard to understand why God created man.

In the beginning there was the earth, plants, animals and there was man. What is all this for and why are we here?  These are some universal questions. In the beginning God had a purpose in mind for all things, but what is this purpose and what does this have to do with us? When we look at the beginning of the Bible, the first book of the Bible and the first chapter of the Bible the reason why God created man is laid out for us. It says, there, that God created man in His image and in His likeness, and He wanted man to have dominion over the fish, the cattle, the birds, over the whole earth and over the creeping things. In that passage the two key words are “image” and “dominion”. These two words describe the reason why God created you and created me—imagine and dominion.

God Created the Earth

God Created the Earth

Now what do these two words mean? An image is like a photograph. If I have a photograph of a tree, you see an image of the tree; you see the attributes of the tree. For instance, most trees are green, so you see green. You see the form of the branches, the shape of the leaves and so on. Well, in the same way, you and I were created in the image of God that we might express the attributes of God.  For instance, a tree is green, so a photograph of a tree expresses that attribute, the color green. You and I were created in the image of God. Now one attribute of God is love. Others include joy, peace, patience, honesty, telling the truth and so on.  These are all attributes of God.  When we express these attributes we express God’s nature, and this is why you and I were created.

So this is why God created man.

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God Loves to Hear Prayer

God loves to hear prayer. He is a God who listens. Look at these verses on prayer in the Bible, God listens to every prayer.  Have this confidence that in every pray, whether it be small or large, whether it be well phrased, or just a bunch of broken words, God listens.  Sometimes what we think are the worst prayers, God just loves, since we are expressing our real feelings.

Psalms 66:19 But certainly God has heard me; He has attended to the voice of my prayer.

Psalms 66:20 Blessed be God, Who has not turned away my prayer, Nor His mercy from me!

Reflection during Idaho Sunset

Reflection during Idaho Sunset

James 5:16 Confess your trespasses to one another, and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much. 17 Elijah was a man with a nature like ours, and he prayed earnestly…

This  last verse in James eventually refers to Elijah who in a very unique situation needed a prayer to bring God in to vindicate Himself.   Elijah did pray and God did come in.

So never feel that God does not hear, He does hear and answer.   p.s.  answers do not always come how and when we expect them.

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Prayer Needs the Spirit

The Spirit helps us pray. Without the feelings and words from the Spirit it is really hard to pray. Where is an easy place to get Spirit words? The Bible is in-spirited by God. So the words in the Bible turned into prayer are wonderful prayer words. And those words from the Bible are full of Spirit.

Someone once said that Prayer is an impossible task without the Holy Spirit.

2 Timothy 3:16 All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:

Romans 8:26 Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities:for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered.

Idaho Sunset

Idaho Sunset

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Coming To The Lord

One way to come to the Lord in prayer is by calling on the lord. Jeremiah 33:3
Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and I will shew thee great and hidden things, which thou knowest not. Also look at this verse in Romans 10:13 For “whoever calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved.” So come to The Lord.

Idaho Sunset

Idaho Sunset

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Idaho Sunset

Idaho Sunset

Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ: – from Phil 1:6

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